Recruitiing: Secrest Ready For College

Jacob Secrest was a little overwhelmed upon returning to his Stillwater home after the Cowboy commit spent the weekend on his official visit to Oklahoma State. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound lineman shared his thoughts with on Sunday evening.

"It was everything I expected and more. I can't really describe it ... Wow! I thought it was going to be nice but it was really, really nice," said the Stillwater High School senior who plans to enroll in January and take a full load of classes at OSU in the spring. "It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed meeting some of the recruits. My host was (lineman) Noah Franklin, and he's a good guy."

You know a guy that stands 6-5 and weighs 285 is going to be interested in food, and Secrest had heard about the improvements to the Cowboy training table. "We had a chance to eat at the training table and it was delicious," he said. "The whole experience was great, but the training table was probably the best part. I can't wait to get to that training table. I can see why guys say all the good things they do about it."

Secrest met most of the recruits who were on campus, including renewing a friendship with fellow commit Shane Jarka of Fort Bend (Austin), Texas. "We were roommates and it's funny it worked out that way because already knew each other," Secrest said. "We met at a one-day summer camp at Texas Tech. We got a chance to talk some."

Secrest will enroll for the spring semester and live on campus but will still be able to participate in all of his senior activities at Stillwater High School, including the spring prom and graduation ceremonies. "That's what makes it a pretty neat deal – the only thing I'll miss from high school will be classes," he said.

Secrest summed up his visit this way: "It was a lot of fun. I wish I could do it again."

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